What is the origin of cultism in Nigeria school?
The origin of cultism was traced to the Seadog Brotherhood (aka Pyrates), founded by Wole Soyinka and six others at the premier University of Ibadan in 1952. However, some of the effects of cultism include loss of lives and properties, disruption of academic activities on campuses, unsafe university environments.
What are the causes of cultism in Nigeria?
The main causes of cultism in tertiary institutions were peer group influence; parents' background; societal decadence; erosion of educational standards; militarization of Nigerian politics; lack of recreational facilities; the search for power and protection among others.
What are the causes of cultism in a society?
Who is the founder of NBM?
The original founders of NBM of Africa were nine (9) students from the University of Benin. They were; John Okogie, Nicholas Idemudia, Tokonbu Brown, Uche Alumona, Marvel Akpoyibo, Olagungu Ojo, Gbolahon Dosunmu, Bernard Ojishua and Godwin Ehigiator.
When did cultism start spreading in Nigeria?
Cultism in Nigeria began as far back as 1952. It started as fraternities and they were confined in university campuses with the motive of maintaining law and order on campuses. It was not until the 1990s that they began to spread to streets and creeks.
What is the definition of cult in Nigeria?
A cult is basically a social group defined by its unusual religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or by its shared interest in a particular personality, object, or goal. However, in Nigeria (especially in our higher institutions), cultism has been transformed into a different thing altogether.
When was the first university cult group formed?
They share common values. The first university cult group was created in 1952. This first group was called the "Pyrates". The first Nigerian Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka was behind the creation of this group in Nigeria. Later, this group was renamed the "Sea Dogs." Nonetheless,…
When did the Buccaneers cult start in Nigeria?
The Buccaneers were established by Dr. Bolaji Carew after he was expelled from the Pyrates Confraternity for not following the Brotherhood's teachings. On October 31, 1980, the pirates formally registered with the Ministry of Interior in Nigeria under the name, National Association of Seadogs.
This is Part 1 of the History of Cultism in Nigeria series.Despite the good intentions of its originators, fraternities, or in the Nigerian context, campus/s…